The Sustainability Edge:POSTED: Nov 3, 2023
We all know that recycling and reusing are necessary in today’s world. And just as this is the norm for plastic bottles and bags, it’s now a must for technology. Worldwide, we throw away around 40 million tons of old technology, or e-waste, every year. Of this, over 150 million smartphones a year are dumped in landfills. Waste technology is such an issue that e-waste comprises 70% of our overall toxic waste, making it one of the biggest issues the world faces. We can’t go on like this.
There is hope, though. Every year, more and more companies and organizations are looking for solutions to the problem. With Loop Mobile, our commitment to sustainability and producing the highest quality refurbished tech means you can enjoy pre-loved tech that’s just like new while helping to reduce the buildup of e-waste. Here’s how we do it:
Refurbished Tech: Make the green choice
Buying your tech from Loop Mobile means you’re not only saving money—up to 70% off the price of new—but you’ll also be saving a used device from landfill. By buying refurbished instead of new for your next device, you'll be reducing your carbon footprint, cutting the amount of water waste, and avoiding the need for destructive mining to obtain the raw materials involved in the manufacture of new tech. In fact, approximately 80% of tech's damaging impact on the environment comes from manufacturing and delivering new devices. Buying refurbished reduces this by a whopping 75%!
Refurbished Tech: Quality like no other
We know that reducing CO2 emissions and preventing e-waste aren't top of mind for everyone when buying their next device. That’s why we introduced our industry-leading 75-point quality check to give you peace of mind and ensure our tech performs just as well as new—in fact, we think it's even better than new, because it’s kind to the planet! We’re so confident with the quality of our devices that they all come with the same sort of service and backup you’d expect if you bought them new. From a 12-month warranty and a no-questions-asked 30-day returns policy to super fast 2-day shipping times, we've got you covered.
And finally, we make sure you have complete transparency over what you're getting when you buy a pre-loved device. Our grading process is designed to ensure you get to choose the tech that's right for you. All our devices work like new, but we’ve got 4 different grades for the cosmetic condition of our phones.
See what's right for you:
- ‘Pristine’ devices look like new - completely flawless, with no scratches or marks. Not even tiny ones.
- ‘Very Good’ means there might be a few very light scratches here and there. And we really mean ‘light’ – they’re so tiny you wouldn’t be able to see them unless you’re up really close. As for the screen: there might be some really light signs of use, but you wouldn’t notice them when you’re actually using it.
- ‘Good’ just means the scratches are a little easier to spot, and there might be a dent or two to the body.
- And ‘Fair’ means the scratches and dents could be a little deeper. But the device will work just fine – and there’s no scratch or dent that a case can’t hide.
And although our devices vary a little in the way they look, you can be sure they all work flawlessly, with at least 80% of their original battery life and a guarantee that despite the cosmetic condition, they have all gone through the same rigorous 75 software and hardware checks to ensure optimal condition.
Do your part to help the planet with Loop Mobile
Refurbishing tech isn't a new idea, but the environmental challenges we face means that it's time we really take it seriously. With Loop Mobile, we give you peace of mind that you're making the responsible choice for the planet, while enjoying quality tech that performs as well as new.
To learn more about what we do and how we do it, check out our website.